July 19, 2007

Atomic RC parts for Xray NT1 – 2

Atomic RC parts for Xray NT1

Atomic RC have released yet more parts for the 200mm of the moment, the Xray NTI. First off we have this rather cool looking aluminum servo saver, which adds extra strength as well as extra bling to your car. Also new and made from aluminium is a right side chassis brace, for more stiffness between the radio plate and rear assembly, and also some lightweight pulley spacers. Atomic RC have also created their own front and rear CVDs made from spring steel and finally they have produced a new front carbon fibre shock tower, with additional shock mounting positions, and a new rear upper camber link with lots of new optionals positions.

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July 19, 2007

Papadopoulos wins Greek 1/8th Nats Rd4

Papadopoulos wins Greek 1/8th Nats Rd4

Serpent are reporting on their site from the 4th round of the Greek 1/8th scale Nationals held at the Fanatix Racing Track, the final round before the summer break. After qualifying it was Sotiropoulos, winner of the opening three rounds, that was in pole position followed by Vagelis Papachristos in 2nd and Mimis Papadopoulos in 3rd. With the final underway the Serpent drivers held the top 4 positions but unfortunately Sotiropoulos was to retire early, suffering radio interference after his first stop which forced him out. This allowed Papachristos to take the lead but he suffered a flame out allowing Papadopoulos to take the lead from Papachristos, now in 2nd, and John Fokianos 3rd. Unfortunately during the race, Papachristos lost the INS box cover from his airfilter filter and because of this his result was cancelled promoting Fokianos to 2nd behind the winner Papadopoulos, while 3rd spot went to Farmakis.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


July 18, 2007

Team Losi JRXS Type-R – Options

Team Losi JRXS Type-R - Options

Team Losi have announced the release of 2 new options for the companies 190mm EP touring car, the JRX-S Type R. First off we have the new front one way assembly which includes a precision machined and lightened aluminum housing with one-way bearings in either side and comes supplied with outdrives, shafts, one-way pulley and the dogbones. This type of one-way system is a popular tuning item for racers who like an aggressive set up and/or run in extremely high grip conditions. Also new for the JRX-S Type R is a steel LiPo battery tray, that allows existing JRX-S Type R owners to easily fit standard LiPo battery packs. The tray adds an additional 120 grams, to the lowest point in the car, to offset the reduced LiPo battery weight and has been finished off with an attractive gloss black, and engraved with the Type-R logo.

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July 18, 2007

Francisco wins Portuguese National Champs

Francisco wins Portuguese National Champs

Schumacher are reporting, that at the recent 5th, and final round, of the Portuguese Touring Car Nationals at Tomar, Schumacher Mi-3 driver Ruben Francisco took pole position and victory, for the 3rd time, and with that result took the 2007 Portuguese National Championship. Miguel Macieira was 2nd, Fernando Cardoso 4th, Rui Fazenda 5th, Miklós Nagy 6th and Jorge Simões 9th. As well as the main national title, Schumacher also won the 45+ Portuguese Touring Car Championship with driver Fernando Cardoso.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


July 17, 2007

New Mega polished exhaust system

New Mega polished exhaust system

Serpent have released this EFRA approved Mega polished exhaust system for use with your 3.5cc Mega MF or ZX engines. Featuring great fuel economy, this pipe has a lot of bottom and top end power and is best suited for use on high-speed tracks. The pipe set comes complete with the polished conical T5 manifold, which is the best manifold for this pipe, while the top of the pipe features the Mega logo laser etched into it. The pipe set is sold complete with rubber seal and mounting springs.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


July 17, 2007

Walti wins Swiss 1/10th Champs Rd3

Swiss 10th Nats Rd3

Last weekend saw the 3rd round of the Swiss 1/10th scale 200mm Nationals run at the Lostallo track, host of next weeks European 1/8th scale Championships. Qualifying saw Mugen racer Dirk Stammler claim the pole position ahead of the Xray driver, and winner of the first 2 rounds, Beat Walti in 2nd, while 3rd spot went to another Xray, that of Traugott Schär. At the start of the final pole man Stammler has some problems and lets Walti into the lead followed by Schär close behind, while on lap 5 Stammler flames out and drops out of contention then the next lap Walti makes a mistake and drops back to fifth. Schär takes over the lead where he stays until 5 minutes till then end when he makes a mistake allowing the recovering Walti to regain the lead where he stays to take the win, and the 2007 National title, ahead of Schär in 2nd with Serpent driver Walter Pollet-Villard in 3rd.

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July 17, 2007

HARD Touring Car Setup System

HARD Touring Car Setup System

More new stuff from H.A.R.D. Racing, this time its the introduction of their new 1/10 Touring Car Quick Set Up System. Similar to the others currently on the market, including the original Hudy setup system, the new HARD version differs slightly in that the measurements are shown on the top of the side plate while the camber plate pivots from the bottom and not hanging from the top as with many other systems which is meant to provide a more accurate reading. The system itself is made from black anodised aluminum and comes supplied with the acrylic toe plate.

Source: HARD [hard-racing.com]


July 17, 2007

Serpent monoblock LCG engine mount

Serpent monoblock LCG engine mount

Serpent has released this latest LCG orange anodised engine mono block for use with 12 size engines in the Serpent 720 which drops the engine by 1.5mm and thus helps lower the cars centre of gravity. Suitable for Picco and Novarossi based motors, this block ensures the engine mounting points are kept aligned reducing stress on the crankcase, which allows the engine to rev freer. The extra material used in the blocks, and with the addition of fins, also allow extra cooling to the crankcase and ensure the centre of gravity is kept as low as possible.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]